“五毛” means “50-cent party.” It's a derogatory term for people who are paid by the Chinese government to participate in online discussions and promote official Communist Party positions. In the early years of China's censored Internet, such commenters were allegedly paid 50 cents (in China's currency, the yuan) per post. … [Read more...] about YouTube auto-deletes comments with phrases critical of Chinese government [Updated]
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What California says it will do CARB’s proposed plan for 2030 is a step on the way to a goal of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990 level by 2050. In the executive summary of the plan, CARB writes that already, “California has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by about 10 percent from our historic highs in the early 2000s, and the State’s economy has demonstrated continued growth at a rate above the national average,” signaling to the board that the state’s economy could continue to grow with tighter emissions rules. … [Read more...] about Trump freezes EPA grants while California plans to slash emissions
As Commander in Chief of the United States military, the President can summon any member of the military to his office. For example, President Obama summoned Gen. Stanley McChrystal to a meeting Tuesday. Regular civilians cannot be made to appear before the President, however. … [Read more...] about Can the President Summon Anyone He Wants?